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Fri. Apr. 27

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Fri. Apr. 27

Spring Open House at Green Oasis

Head to the Green Oasis Gardens for our Spring Open House. Enjoy sales through out the garden center. Bare root will be available.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 27

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 27

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1, hardcovers start at $2. Children and YA paperbacks start at $0.25 and hardcover at $0.50.…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Apr. 27

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Group Show

This collective show features artwork from members of the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists group, showcasing techniques that range from traditional watercolor, to experimental and mixed media. These area artists bring different backgrounds…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Apr. 27

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 27

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 27

Parachute Games

Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy jumping, dancing, moving, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

noon-8pm Fri. Apr. 27

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Fri. Apr. 27

Free Play Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you. Unstaffed.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Fri. Apr. 27

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

3-11pm Fri. Apr. 27

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 27

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

Live Music: Greg Gilbertson

Greg is a traditional Americana singer/songwriter and instrumental acoustic guitar. He’s a good singer, a better songwriter, and a badass guitarist. His shows are lyrically interesting and explorative, melodically beautiful, and…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6-10pm Fri. Apr. 27

Slap Happy Comedy Shows

Cedarbrook Church is excited to host two shows on this night of fun. We will have a family themed show, and a date night show geared towards adults. We will be welcoming the comedy duo Slap Happy Comedy to perform a night of good clean…

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $10 per person for family show; $15 per person date night show

Age: 6pm-family & 8 pm-date night

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 27

Maintaining Peace of Mind

With the right motivation, intention, and training, we can transform every situation into an opportunity to help ourselves and others. Lama Karma will offer techniques, including patience building and skillful conduct, that help our minds be…

Hay River KTC Meditation Center
N14085 County VV (not W)
Ridgeland

Cost: suggested donations

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 27

A Matter of Time

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir present a concert of music that ponders upon the meaning of time from past to present. Featuring music by Eric Barnum, JS Bach, King Henry VIII, CV Stanford, Charles Wood, and more.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
910 9th St E
Menomonie

Cost: $5

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: The CVJO’s Greatest Hits

For the final CVJO show at the State Theatre, they're going out on a high note. A night of the band's favorite music from the past eight seasons, featuring soloists, sections, and alumni from all the way back to the beginning.

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show, $5 Student

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire